Offshore Rig Repair Co. Wins Texas Franchise Tax Case

Feb 23, 2016, 06:00 ET from Martens, Todd & Leonard

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. v. Hegar, a Texas district court awarded full relief to Gulf Copper, upholding its position on both the Revenue Exclusion for Real Property Subcontractors and Cost of Goods Sold formula. The court rejected the Comptroller's argument that a fee-sharing contract was required in order to exclude revenues paid to subcontractors. The court also allowed the full Cost of Goods Sold deduction, which included costs incurred to remove defective portions of customers' offshore oil rigs, as well as the costs to install the new components. We anticipate that the Comptroller will appeal the decision.  

For more information, contact or Jimmy Martens or Danielle Ahlrich with Martens, Todd, Leonard, Taylor & Ahlrich, the law firm that tried Gulf Copper's case, at (512) 542-9898.

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